October 21, 1923|
New York City, New York, United States
|Died||May 27, 2011
Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Horace Dodge Jr.
Gregg Sherwood, born Dora Mae, (October 21, 1923 - May 27, 2011) was an American socialite and actress.
Sherwood was born in New York City but moved to Beloit, Wisconsin with her mother when she was three. She enrolled at a modeling school in New York in the early 1940s and participated in beauty pageants. In 1943 she was the Queen of the North Carolina Azalea Festival. During the later 1940s and the 1950s, Sherwood worked as a chorus girl and model, appearing in ads, the cover of TV Guide, and in Wink, a pinup magazine, which did a cover story on her. She also had some minor film roles between 1948 and 1953. She had been divorced twice when she married Horace Dodge Jr., an heir to the Dodge founder family fortune in 1953. The couple led a very expensive lifestyle; Horace Dodge initiated divorce proceedings in 1961, saying "I can't afford the woman". However, the divorce wasn't final when Horace Dodge died in 1963, and Sherwood inherited $11 million. Sherwood subsequently sued her former mother-in-law and won another $9 million. Marrying a 27-year old former policeman in 1965, Sherwood spent her millions and filed for bankruptcy in 1978. She was also charged with embezzling from her son's trust fund, to which she pled guilty.
She spent her last years living in Palm Beach, Florida.
- Shannon Donnelly. "Gregg Dodge, heiress, actress and socialite, dies". Palm Beach Daily News. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
- Kristin Gilpatrick (15 September 2002). Famous Wisconsin film stars. Badger Books Inc. pp. 25–. ISBN 978-1-878569-86-8. Retrieved 17 December 2011.